What I Learned (the Hard Way) About Becoming a Full-time WriterGoins, Writer
If you want to get your writing noticed, if you want the world to hear your message, you can’t just sit in a cabin and write all day. There’s more to mastering your craft than that. You have to put yourself, and your work, out there.
How to Write Great ParagraphsWrite to Done
It’s not enough to create killer headlines or spectacular introductions. Content that’s worth reading, sharing, and coming back to isn’t about how it starts or ends, but rather how it unfolds. In other words, great content comes from knowing how to write great paragraphs.
7 Popular Blogging Tips That Don’t Always ApplyProBlogger
Ask anyone on the web for advice on blogging, and you’ll undoubtedly get a response. There are certain general “best practices” that everyone knows, or everyone’s heard, as they make their way into the blogging world. But there’s one problem, and it’s a big one: this advice doesn’t always apply.
How to Become a Full-Time Authorpreneur [podcast]Copyblogger
At 25 years old, Monica Leonelle realized that she could use a book to get a job. Then later realized that her book could turn into highly paid speaking gigs. Then realized that she could write even more books, quit her job, and become a full-time authorpreneur. Want to know how she did it?
14 Ideas for Insanely Effective Lead MagnetsSweetFish
Generating leads can be a pain in the you know what. People aren’t always willing to fork over their email. The key to generating quality leads is through lead magnets. A lead magnet is an incentive to get consumers to hand over the golden ticket that is their email address.
17 Crucial Things Authors Forget to Do When Self-PublishingPositive Writer
Choosing to self-publish your book means you’re in control of the process. But like Ben Parker said to Spider-Man: “With great self-publishing comes great responsibility.” Or, you know, something like that. Don’t overlook these must-haves when self-publishing your book.
Should You Use Timestamps on Your Blog? The Pros and Cons [podcast]ProBlogger
A reader asked me recently about using timestamps on blogs, as she’s redesigning hers and wondered if she should use them or not in her new design. It’s a question I get asked fairly often so I’ve dedicated today’s ProBlogger podcast to sharing with you the pros and cons of blog timestamps and whether I think they should be included or left off.
How to Write a Heroically Effective Email Autoresponder SeriesCopyblogger
Autoresponders are the hardest-working, unsung heroes of content marketing. They’re a series of emails you write once and set up to send out at pre-set intervals to anyone who asks for them. When used correctly, autoresponders can add serious momentum to your business. But when you sit down to actually write your own autoresponder series, you may feel stuck or confused. To clear up any bewilderment, here’s a clear list of email autoresponder recommendations, with practical advice about how to actually write the damn things.